Bensel Family History

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Bensel Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German bensel, pensel ‘(paint)brush’; it also meant ‘opinionated fool’ and it is no doubt from this sense that the name arose.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bengel, Bendel, Pensyl, Mengel, Sensel, Meisel, Genser, Benner

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Bensel Family Origin

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Bensel Family Occupations

What did your Bensel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bensel. 19% of Bensel men worked as a Clerk and 34% of Bensel women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bensel were Machinist and Loopers

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • Loopers

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bensel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bensel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bensel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 645 immigration records available for the last name Bensel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 772 military records available for the last name Bensel. For the veterans among your Bensel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bensel Life Expectancy

What is the average Bensel lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Bensel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bensel in 1964 was 72, and 80 in 2004.

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